We have established a volunteer Board of Trustees to oversee the Foundation and seek to include representation by parents from each of Inman’s feeder elementary school zones, as well as the Inman school administration, PTO and GO Team. The Board works with the administration to spotlight projects, identify resource needs and fund initiatives not covered by the District budget.
The current parent representatives to the Board are:
Kevin Lyman, President (Morningside): Kevin and his wife Jenny currently have a 6th grade son at Inman and a 4th grade daughter at Morningside Elementary School. Kevin is a vestry member at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, a board member for Covenant Community and a president of the Morningside Elementary School Foundation and the Morningside Lenox Park Association. He is Director of Global Investment Initiatives at Invesco Ltd., a global investment management firm headquartered in Atlanta, and previously worked as an attorney for the firm. Kevin is extremely excited about the opportunity to work with other Inman families to grow the Foundation and achieve its goal of making Inman the best middle school, public or private, in Georgia!
Geoff Hodgson, Treasurer (Morningside): Geoffrey Hodgson is a Co-Founder and CEO of FIG Partners, LLC. A recognized thought leader in community banking, Geoff has more than 22 years of financial services experience, with a focus on community banking and thrifts. As CEO, he oversees the strategic direction and operations of FIG Partners in its locations across the country. Earlier in his career, Geoff was a bank equity business development officer for Trident Securities and an analyst for SunTrust Capital Markets, where he focused on community bank asset and liability management. Geoff has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia and Master of Science in Finance from Georgia State University. Geoff is married to Megan and they have been a member of the Grady cluster since 2007 with a rising 4th grade daughter (Elle) at MES, a rising 8th grade son (Bryant) at Inman and a rising Senior (Grace) at Grady.
Kendall Harlicka, Secretary (Mary Lin): Kendall is a native Atlantan (with a few address changes over the years between childhood and adulthood in NC, TX, CA & CO) and has been a member of the Grady Cluster community since 2008 when her oldest daughter Avery, an 8th grader at Inman, started Pre-K at Mary Lin. Her youngest daughter, Chloe, is a 5th grader at Mary Lin. Kendall is married to Todd and they have lived in the Candler Park/Lake Claire neighborhood since 2003. After working for Time Inc. in the Atlanta Advertising Sales Office for Sports Illustrated and Time magazines for 11 years, she finally fulfilled her dream to become a full-time stay at home mom in February 2011 and has been loving the title ever since. Prior to Time Inc. she worked for The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in the Membership/Events Department with the Corporate Volunteers on the MACOC Fundraising Campaigns for 5 years. Kendall has enjoyed volunteering as class mom for both her girl’s over the years as well as helping out with special class/grade events and in various capacities whenever needed. She has also enjoyed volunteering with her husband who is on the Board for the Georgia Chapter of The Gift of Adoption. Kendall is serving her second term on Inman’s Foundation and is very excited to continue to be involved and see what the Foundation and Inman Family can accomplish together in 2017-2018.
Julia Day Neighbors, Trustee (Hope-Hill): Julia is a past President of Council of In-town Neighborhood Schools (CINS) and former Chair of the CINS Grant committee. She also served as the Chair of Fourth Ward Neighbors Education Committee and served on the boards of Centennial Elementary School Foundation and the Hope-Hill Foundation. A 16-year resident of the Old Fourth Ward, she has a son Kaden who is a 7th grader at Inman. Julia is a career child advocate (child welfare, maltreatment prevention, juvenile justice).
Jill Gossett, Trustee (SPARK): Jill is from Toronto, Canada, graduated from the University of Florida with her Marketing degree. She is married to Glynn and has one son Drew who is in 8th grade at Inman. She worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia for 18 years working in marketing and sales, women’s health and then ran their non profit organization for eight years. During this time Jill served on the Virginia Highlands Neighborhood Association, and also ran the team of volunteers for Summerfest for many years. When Drew attended MMP, she chaired the Springfling for three years. Drew was one of the inaugural Kindergarten students at Springdale Park Elementary. There, Jill co-chaired the school’s May Day Spring Festival for three years and served as classroom mom each year among other activities. Jill is employed by FOCUS and Fragile Kids Foundation as Director of Development and has been with Fragile Kids Foundation for 12 years. Jill and her family love the neighborhood, she and her husband have lived in Virginia Highland for 27 years. They have a Golden Doodle named Copper.
Kim Meyer, Trustee (Mary Lin): Kim has been a member of the Grady Cluster family since 2010 when her oldest son (now a 7th grader at Inman) started kindergarten. Kim’s youngest son is a r3rd grader at Mary Lin. She is married to Rob and prior to taking on full-time mom status, she had a career in human resources and served as HR Director for a company of 400+ employees. Kim served as the Mary Lin Foundation Chair for the 2016-2017 school year during which she co-managed the successful completion of the first annual Rocket Fuel Fund, which raised over $120,000 for Mary Lin. Prior to joining the Mary Lin Education Foundation, she was actively involved in the Mary Lin PTA since 2012 by serving as PTA Communication VP for 2 years and then President for two consecutive school years. Kim is serving her first term on Inman’s Foundation and is enthusiastic about its solid support of our Inman Eagles!
Annie D’Agostino, Trustee (Mary Lin): Annie is from Orlando, Florida. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Texas. Annie is currently a stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur that recently established State Street Stitchery, an Atlanta based studio where she teaches sewing skills. She has volunteered extensively for our Grady Cluster as Mary Lin’s PTA Communications VP for two consecutive years and then as PTA Secretary during the 2016-2017 school year. Annie and her husband Josh currently have three daughters enrolled in the Grady Cluster (Lin and Inman) – Elena (7th), Sari (5th) and Mira (3rd).
Stephanie Palep, Trustee (SPARK): Stephanie is originally from Memphis and has been living in Atlanta since 1996. She worked at Arthur Andersen and then Delta as a tax accountant until she and her husband, Tarun, had the first of three daughters (Anika—8th grade at Inman, Hanna—7th grade at Inman and Maya—2nd grade at SPARK). They lived in Forsyth County for 10 years and during that time she served on the PTA board for one year as the VP of Fundraising and volunteered for many school functions (including room mom). After spending 2012 in Puerto Rico, where her husband’s business is located, they moved back to Atlanta in 2013 and settled in Midtown. Stephanie enjoys volunteering at her daughters’ schools and is looking forward to serving on the board for the Inman Middle School Foundation.
Bingham Ulsh, Trustee (Morningside): Bingham Ulsh and her husband, Andy, live in Morningside and have two sons, Drew, 11 years old and Glover, 7 years old. Drew will be in sixth grade at Inman and Glover will be in 2nd grade at Morningside. Bingham grew up in Newnan, GA, went to high school at St. Mark’s School, in Southborough, MA, later graduating with a Journalism degree from University of Georgia. A former elementary public school teacher, Bingham values the important role Inman plays in our children’s lives.
Maria Zufall, Trustee (SPARK): Maria and her husband, Bill Chan, are the parents to Zoe (8th grader at Inman), Zachary (5th grader at SPARK) and Abigail (rising kindergartener at SPARK). Over the years, Maria has volunteered for various SPARK activities, including: SPARK after Dark co-chair (annual fundraiser, 2 years); room parent (multiple years), Girl Scout troop co-leader, and SPARK kindergarten ambassador. She looks forward to becoming more involved at Inman. Maria has degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University (B.S.) an Carnegie Mellon University (M.S. and Ph.D). She is a registered professional engineer in Georgia and is currently Director of Air Quality Permitting at Georgia-Pacific LLC.
Michelle Olympiadis, GO TEAM Representative: A Morningside resident since 1995, Michelle has been engaged as an active parent, volunteer and leader to support schools and great experiences for students since her children were in preschool. An APS parent for over 10 years, with 3 children – one each at Grady, Inman and Morningside – she currently serves on the Inman Go Team, Grady Cluster Advisory and along with Grady High School Principal is the Grady Cluster co-representative at the district level. Before becoming a parent, she worked for the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company, and Wachovia Bank.
Alexandra Kummernes, Teacher Representative: Alexandra is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Inman Middle School, and serves as a teacher representative on the Inman Foundation Board. She is happy to be in her 6th year at Inman. Although she began her career in journalism, she chose to pursue teaching because she wanted a career with a lasting impact. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from Emory University. Originally from Florida, she has called Atlanta home since 2008. Alexandra is a member of the community and has a vested interest in bettering the opportunities and achievements for students at Inman and the Grady Cluster.
Keely Muse, PTO Representative: Keely Walker Muse is an Atlanta transplant married Wynn Muse, a rare Atlanta
native. Keely and Wynn and have lived in Piedmont Heights/Grady Cluster since 2003, targeting the area specifically for their strong public schools. Keely is the mother to two daughters, Tuesday (7th grader, Inman) and Ramona (3rd grader, Morningside). Keely enjoys volunteering in her community. She has previously served as a board member for the Georgia Environmental Education Alliance and the Piedmont Heights Civic Association. Keely has been involved with the MES PTA since Tuesday entered kindergarten, including seven years as MES Science Night Chair among many other ad-hoc volunteer activities including Girl Scout troop co-leader. Keely has a degree in Film & Television from Florida State University and currently works at Crazy Legs Productions executive producing network documentary and reality television series.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved in the Foundation, please feel free to contact any of the Board members listed above. We are always looking for volunteers!